As I watched some of the proceedings today about the officer who was killed in the line of duty Constable Garrett Styles, it made me realize a couple of things about life yet again;
1 -Life is too short
2 –You don’t know when it’s your time to go
3 –Now is the time to get together and celebrate life
Let’s not wait for tragedy to hit before we come together. This officer was young, in fact my age. He had a beautiful wife, and 2 adorable children (a toddler and baby). In a moment his life was taken away and life for his wife Melissa & children changed forever. She never got to say goodbye, say I love you; he didn’t get a chance to hold his children or wife one last time. Let’s not take this life for granted. Let’s not assume that everyday will be the same old, same old. Love your spouse, love your children, cherish each moment. If we knew the date of our deaths, or our loved ones deaths (I know that sounds freaky) I’m sure we would make every effort to make the most of each moment. Tell your friends/family you love them & stop making excuses for not getting together with them. Don’t let your first visit in a long time with a friend/family be at their funeral. Really – is that the way you want to see them again? I think not.
I am thankful for you my friends and family. I am so thankful that you are in my life. I know that I don’t see a lot of you often but that doesn’t mean that you’re not thought of and loved. Even though we may live in different areas, attend different churches, it doesn’t mean that I don’t consider you a friend or care about your life. You are loved and I pray for God’s hand to be over your life, your children’s life, and that each day you will truly look at it as a gift from God.
Blessings to you all and let us start celebrating life now and cherishing each moment that the Lord blesses us with in this life. May we make a positive impact, love others, and reach out to those who don’t know God. Now is the time – not later.